Artist of the moment…..photographer Ernst Haas

Ernst Haas was a world renown photographer born in Vienna, Austria in the year 1921. Haas began his collegiate career with the idea of working in the field of medicine and healthcare. Haas would eventually switch his major to photography. The last image is a photograph of Ernst Haas himself.

Haas worked in a private photography studio from 1943 to 1945.

Haas joined Magnum photography in 1949.

Haas worked as lead photographer for many magazines including Vogue and Life. In addition to his work in commercial photography Ernst Haas also worked in the film industry. Haas has some credits on the IMBD, the international movie data base. Some films he worked on include Heaven’s Gate, the Little Bigman, the Believer’s, and Quest on Fire.

Ernst Haas passed away after having a stroke in 1986, Haas was 65 years old at the time.

In addition to being one of the first artists to use color photography and to experiment with abstracted light patterns such as his skyline shots of New York City. This is my favorite image by Ernst Haas. Its an abstracted image of night lights of New York City. I enjoy the energy of this image!


Haas was also noted for his use of motion and blurred photography. An example of this “blurred lines” style with a bull fighter is shown below.


Price range information: Works range from $3,000 to $20,000.

In this clip the son of the artist named Alex Haas is interviewed about his father’s photography work:

In this clip a brief montage of works by Ernst Haas:

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